Events Featuring
Yousef Al Otaiba

Learn about upcoming events and read recaps of events attended by Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba, including conferences, conventions, forums, panels, celebrations, charitable and community events, and other functions.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba delivers opening remarks at the UAE Embassy’s sixth annual Interfaith Iftar.

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Discusses the UAE’s Religious Diversity at Annual Interfaith Iftar

March 31, 2023
Yousef Al Otaiba greeted guests attending the UAE Embassy’s Annual Interfaith Iftar during the holy month of Ramadan. In his opening remarks, the Ambassador touched on the UAE’s culture of acceptance, coexistence and inclusion.

Yousef Al Otaiba Hosts an Exclusive Screening of “As Far As They Can Run” Docu-Short

January 26, 2023
Ambassador Al Otaiba was joined by Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver for a special screening of the “As Far As They Can Run” docu-short film that follows the lives of three young Pakistanis with intellectual disabilities.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba and Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver sit at a docu-short screening.
UAE Embassy in Washington, DC

Ambassador Al Otaiba Joins the UAE Embassy in Hosting US Conference of Mayors

January 18, 2023
Over 250 US mayors gathered at the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC, for an annual summit on urban policies and goals. Muriel Bowser, DC Mayor, commended Yousef Al Otaiba for being a “good friend” to the DC community.

Middle East security in a changing world: Building a sustainable regional security system

November 2, 2021
Yousef Al Otaiba joined a two-day conference hosted by TRENDS Research and Advisory and the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative.
Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba Addresses NYUAD Class of 2016

Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba’s Viewing Party of selected clips from This is NYU Abu Dhabi

September 21, 2021
On September 21, 2021, NYU Abu Dhabi hosted a two-day virtual program in honor of the university’s tenth anniversary. In celebration of this major milestone, the Ambassador personally hosted a viewing party complete with excerpts from the feature-length documentary “This is NYU Abu Dhabi.”

The Abraham Accords One Year Later: Assessing the Impact and What Lies Ahead

September 13, 2021
One year later, The Wilson Center hosted Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba along with key players in the Abraham Accords to discuss the impact of the normalization deal and the new era of Arab-Israeli relations.
2020 UAE Israel Peace Agreement
UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, was instrumental in the adoption of the Abraham Accords normalization deal.

The Abraham Accords - A Pathway to Peace with Economic Prosperity

April 16, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics invites Ambassador Al Otaiba and Bahraini Ambassador to the US for a conversation and Q&A session on the future of the Abraham Accords.

Battlegrounds: US Policy in the Middle East and Prospects for Peace and Economic Growth in a Troubled Region

April 14, 2021
Ambassador Al Otaiba joins H.R. McMaster from the Hoover Institution at Stanford University on Battlegrounds to discuss the Abraham Accords, the ongoing crises in Syria and Yemen and the great power rivalry in the Middle East.
UAE Ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, joins H.R. McMaster to discuss US policy in the Middle East.

Johns Hopkins SAIS: The Future of Arab-Israeli Diplomacy

February 4, 2021
The Dean of the Johns Hopkins SAIS invited Ambassador Al Otaiba and Ambassador Issacharoff to virtually discuss the future of Arab-Israeli diplomacy.